Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Science with Mrs Sietkiewicz

Mrs Sietkiewicz asked us the question today :

What does a scientist look like?

We got a piece of paper to draw our idea. There were so many different pictures showing what we think a scientist looks like.
Can you spot the similarities and differences between some of our drawings?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Statistic Investigations

WALT make 'I notice...' statements, when looking at data we have gathered in our statistics investigations.

Friday, 10 February 2017


What a great day we had celebrating Chinese New Year and all that the Chinese culture has to offer.

Have a look at the photos to see a snippet of our day.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Body Percussion

Have you ever made music with your body? That exactly what we did in our class today!!!
We talked about beat and played some games to practise this. Once we were experts at that part, we added in different parts of our body to create sounds.

See if you can follow our sound song below.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Our Class Treaty

After reading the story 'The Tree hut treaty' we looked at why it is important to have a treaty and what this might look like for our class.
There were some wonderful ideas shared by everyone. We narrowed our statements down to the 7 that we thought were the best for us.

- Celebrate success
- Be a bucket filler
- Agree to disagree sometimes
- Share and Care
- Show a positive attitude
- Treat each other like whanau
- Make good choices

When the treaty of Waitangi was signed, as well as the Tree hut Treaty, everyone signed their names. In our class, everyone has shown their agreement to the treaty, by designing a feather to attach to our korowai cloak.

Doesn't it look amazing!!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Piupiu, Weaving Art

In Room 10, we have been in talking about what is important to us. 

After we shared our thoughts, we began to create our weaving materials that would create the top piece of our piupiu.
Thin pieces of paper were used. On these we wrote the words that would represent our special treasures. 

Some examples were: Love, Family, Friends, Cat, Rugby, Music, Food, Outdoors etc

We then used some plastic mesh to weave our paper through. We had to be very careful when we did this part because the paper could rip easily. Some people needed to be very reflective after their paper broke so that it wouldn't happen the next time they tried.

The next step got even harder. It was time to thread the pieces of straw onto the wool and tie off with a wooden bead. 
We created different patterns from the colours and order we threaded the straws.

Here you can see us focussing a lot on threading our straws. It was also a nice time to talk to people in our class that we had not seen all holidays, or were new.

Some people showed a lot of perseverance when it got tough. There were also people who finished and were asking if anyone else needed help. Everyone was being a 'Bucket Filler'

Have a look at some of our finished piupiu hanging proudly in our learning space.